Armenia signed the Rome Statute on 1 October 1999.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities
Armenia has not signed the APIC.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement
No Information is available.
In August 2004, the Armenian Constitutional Court delivered a negative opinion on the compatibility of the Rome Statute of the ICC with the national legislation. The reasons are: (a) the ICC is seen as supplementing the national judicial system of the RA (contradicting art 91 and 92 of the Constitution); (b) national authorities would be deprived of the right to grant pardon. Substantive Criminal Law: In August 2003 a new criminal code entered into force. The special part includes section 13 – “Crimes against peace and human security” –, which gives the definition of: 1. Genocide (art. 393); 2. Serious breaches of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts (art. 391); 3. Crimes against human security (art. 392).
The general part regulates the statute of limitation: while not applying for most of the crimes included in section 13, it applies to “crimes against human security” under art. 392. You can find the English translation of the Armenian criminal code at: www.legislationline.org/data/Documents/Armenia_Criminal_Code_2003.htm
Armenia is a member of Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).